Write whole numbers and decimals in scientific notation; apply the rules of exponents to evaluate scientific notation expressions and determine the number of significant digits the result has.
Scientific notation, why it is used, and converting numbers to and from scientific notation.
Find out how to write very small and very large numbers using scientific notation.
Scientific Notation Interactive
This video demonstrates a sample use of scientific notation.
This video provides an explanation of the concept of scientific notation.
Reviews how to use scientific notation and why it is useful.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Scientific Notation.
To activate prior knowledge, to generate questions about a given topic, and to organize knowledge using a KWL Chart.
Come up with questions about a topic and learn new vocabulary words to determine answers using an Ask, Answer, Learn table.
Promote connections between specific points in the concept’s reading and the reader’s personal experiences. Connect text with personal experience in order to deepen understanding and engagement as well as promote class discussion.
Students will understand how scientific notation and exponents are used in the Richter Scale to determine the intensity of earthquakes.
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Practice converting between scientific notation and normal numbers.